Our Next Event!

Digital Publishing in the Arts and Humanities
Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 3:00-4:30 p.m.,  Room 165 Thompson Library

The digital environment has enabled exciting new forms of scholarship, and made it possible to communicate and collaborate more openly and effectively. It also poses significant challenges for the traditional, print-based publishing ecosystem, and for those responsible for evaluating scholarship – including promotion and tenure committees. Panelists will explore ways in which publishing is changing in the arts and humanities, and will lead discussion on the opportunities and pitfalls inherent in the world of digital publishing.


  • Melanie Schlosser, Convener (Digital Publishing Librarian, OSU Libraries) will give an overview of trends in digital publishing.
  • Cynthia Selfe (Humanities Distinguished Professor, Department of English) will talk about her experience with Computers and Composition Digital Press (http://ccdigitalpress.org/).
  • Wayne Carlson (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education) will talk about digital publishing in the arts and his experiences with electronic educational publishing.

Visualizing “Big Data” Videos available

Video recordings from the Wednesday, September 26, 2012 event, “Visualizing ‘Big Data’ in the Arts and Humanities” are now available on OSU’s iTunes U channel (http://itunes.com/osu) and as a podcast (http://streaming.osu.edu/podcast/VisualizingBigData/feed.xml)!

Panelists David Staley (History), Jessie Labov (Slavic & East European Languages & Cultures), and H. Lewis Ulman (English) explored the place of data visualization as a form of humanities scholarship,  with visualization as the hermeneutic act that allows humanists to read “big data.” The panel described the concept of a Humanities Visualization Studio at The Ohio State University to conduct such humanistic readings of big data.  Questions centered around defining “big data” in the context of the humanities,  how humanists read big data, how our interests and goals with reading big data differ from that of scientists, and how visualization and visual hermeneutics is critical to the effort to read that data.

Next Meeting: 10/25/12

The next meeting of the Digital Arts and Humanities Working Group Core Committee is Thursday, 25 October 2012, 3:00-4:30 p.m., in room 204 of the Thompson Library.


  • Content for this website (Carter)
  • Programming for spring semester  (Ulman)
  • Engaging with the CIC Digital Humanities Committee

Suggested Readings

We have added a page for readings that might be relevant to the digital arts and humanities community at OSU.  Please make suggestions for articles, documents or reports to list here.  If the list gets too long, we will start organizing it.